Thursday, 19 September 2019

transforumTRANSFORUM. Scientific forum on transport forecast validation and policy assessment.
Period: February 2004 - January 2007
Financing entity: D.G. Research. European Commission, 6th Framework Programme.
Researchers: Andrés Monzón, Rocío Cascajo, Mª Eugenia López.
Status: Finished

 

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Description

The European Union has repeatedly expressed its commitment to the principles of sustainable mobility. Member States and the Commission are working together to develop a transport system that provides access to people, places, goods and services in an environmentally responsible, socially acceptable, and economically viable manner.

Extensive research has been conducted in the EU to develop appropriate tools for practitioners and policy-makers to develop the concept of sustainable mobility and make it operational. For this, transport planning and policies need to be based on (and monitored by) adequate indicators, forecasts have to be developed by reliable models, and assessment methodologies have to be able to combine the social, economic and environmental targets of sustainable development. Policy development needs to be based on transparent, consistent and generally accepted information and indicators, make use of state-of-the-art forecasting tools and use transparent methodologies consistent with the principles of sustainable development.Past and current research has developed supporting tools for transport planning, which will be further refined under FP6.

TRANSFORUM focused on policy support and assessment tools for the EU's Common Transport Policy (CTP).

 

Links

Visit here the official web site of the project